The recently tested Boeing drone is edging toward the reality of flying taxis. The vehicle is an example of EVTOL — an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, and the prototype passed its first flight test recently. The design is developed through Boeing's urban air mobility division and is intended to be used for the realization of Uber's ride-sharing flying taxi vision.
The Boeing drone is officially referred to as a "passenger air vehicle" or PAV, for short. It is considered "one of the first to make it from the drawing board to the skies." It is mind-boggling how far autonomous technology has come in the span of so little time — flying taxis are just around the corner.